Recruitment Rules (Local Posts) 

 

Recruitment Rules  (International Posts)

 

 

 

Applications are invited from candidates who meet the stated post requirements.  After the closing date for applications, a shortlist of candidates is established based on the information received from applicants. Short-listed applicants may be required to sit for tests; those who pass the test based on a predetermined test criteria will be invited for personal (face-to-face) interview. Invitation for test and/or interview will be by email or telephone communications.


Initial appointments are normally for one year subject to a one  year, which is also considered as a probationary period, and extendable to further periods depending on the performance of the incumbent  and the continuing need for the post.


UNRWA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications equally from both men and women, however qualified and experienced women are encouraged to apply for all vacant post.
It is the Agency policy to give full consideration to candidates with disabilities providing such disability does not militate against the effective performance of the duties of the post.


UNRWA staff are subject to the authority of the Agency's Commissioner-General and may be assigned to any post or duties of the Agency.


Retirement age for UNRWA local post is 60 years
 

 

 

Vacant posts are normally advertised internally and externally at the same time. Vacancy announcements are circulated in the UN common system of organizations and among UNRWA's major donors, as well as in the international press.
Applications are invited from candidates who fully meet the stated post requirements. For professional level posts this includes a university degree and frequently an advanced degree, as well as several years of job related work experience. Senior posts require solid managerial experience in a large commercial, governmental or international organization.


After the closing date for applications, a short-list of candidates is established based on the information received from applicants. Short-listed candidates are invited for the initial telephone interview. Upon the recommendation of the Interview Panel, some candidates are subsequently invited to UNRWA for a personal (face-to-face) interview. Candidates may be required to sit for tests and/or to provide work samples. Employment and social references are obtained as a part of the assessment process.


Initial appointments are normally for one year, which is also considered as a probationary period, and extendable to further periods depending on the performance of the incumbent as well as the continuing need for the post.


UNRWA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications equally from both men and women. It is the Agency policy to give full consideration to candidates with disabilities providing such disability does not militate against the effective performance of the duties of the post.

UNRWA International staff are subject to the authority of the Agency's Commissioner-General and may be assigned to any post or duties of the Agency.


The statutory retirement age for staff entering or re-entering service after January1990 is 62.Only applicants who are able to complete at least one full term of an initial appointment will be considered.